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The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama’s Star Quarterback, Will Enter The N.F.L. Draft (New York Times) Tagovailoa, who started the 2019 season as a top candidate for the Heisman Trophy but was injured in November, could have played for the Crimson Tide next season.

Stampede During Soleimani’s Funeral Procession Kills At Least 35 (Fox News) At least 35 people were killed and another 48 injured in a stampede Tuesday that broke out during a funeral procession for the Iranian general killed last week in a U.S.-led airstrike, according to Iranian state media.

Why New Cowboys Coach Mike McCarthy Makes Sense In Dallas (The Ringer) The former Packers coach wore out his welcome in Green Bay, but he’ll inherit one of the best rosters in football and is saying all the right things.

Facebook Bans Deepfakes But Permits Some Altered Content (Wall Street Journal) The social-media giant seeks to combat misleading content altered with artificial intelligence tools.

Court Filings In Avenatti Trial Show Existence Of Secretly Recorded Nike Executive Conversations (Yahoo! Sports) Court filings Monday revealed that Avenatti’s one-time client, AAU coach Gary Franklin, secretly recorded numerous conversations with high-level Nike Basketball executives.

Apple’s Fastest 5G IPhones May Not Launch Until Late 2020 Or Early 2021, Analyst Says (CNBC) 5G networks that use the faster mmWave technology aren’t widely available, and there aren’t any phones that support all 5G technologies.

Is Joe Burrow The Most Efficient College QB Ever? (538) Probably, although he’s benefited from a pass-happy era and plenty of surrounding talent.

Harvey Weinstein Indicted On Sex Crimes In Los Angeles (Axios) The new indictment came just hours after the start of Weinstein’s separate New York trial on similar charges.

Troy Aikman Scolds Team For Handling Of Jason Garrett Divorce (CBS Sports) The Hall of Famer says Garrett deserved a better exit.

Democratic Distress Casts Shadow Over Primary (Politico) Many early-state Democrats are gripped by a sense of dread over recent headlines. The candidates are making it worse.

Sam Ehlinger Bypassing 2020 NFL Draft, Returns To Texas (SI) On Monday night, the Longhorns’ signal-caller took to social media and announced his decision to bypass the 2020 NFL draft and return to school for his senior season.

Scientists Figured Out The Indian Cobra’s Genome—At Last (Wired) With the genetic recipe for the snake’s lethal venom in hand, researchers will have an easier time producing an antidote.

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